Welcome to my blog!

I'm Lori and I love to craft. I cross stitch, knit and crochet and anything else that takes my fancy! I love to make amigurumi and other knitted and crocheted characters.
I live in the north east of England and when I'm not busy with thread or wool I love to read thrillers and watch things on the TV that make me laugh. I have a love of tattoos too and have quite a collection!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

I'm still alive!!!!

Hello everyone!

I'm just popping in quickly to say I'm still alive, I know it's been ages since my last post and since I got to visit you all and I'm really sorry. I got a lot of custom orders for Christmas and have been doing lots of fairs too, this is the first Saturday I've not done one for weeks as I wanted a break. I'm getting there and hope to be back here properly by Christmas :-)

I have called in to see a couple of blogs in the last week and entered a advent giveaway on the fabulous Laura's blog and I won yay! This morning the postman brought me this.....

A parcel with lots of little parcels, one for each day until Christmas! The first one was swiftly opened and this gorgeous little crochet snowman was inside :-)

He's now on my Christmas tree along with lots of other handmade decs from my lovely friends, Kerry and of course lots from the wonderful Steph as well as some of my own. I'm getting quite a collection now :-)

I have some exciting news too. Two of my felt cupcakes went to Hong Kong this week, they were bought to put on a headband to be worn by a local celebrity in a TV commercial!! I've asked if it's possible to get a picture of them in the advert and hope to get a reply, fame via cupcake! :-)

I was also in this months Craftseller mag again :-)

I'll try to get back here in a few days as the ami swap pics need showing too! So much to catch up with!

Have a fab weekend and I'll be back as Arnie said.....


Ali said...

Hi hun, glad you are well lovely pics - your christmas tree looks sweet:-) Lots of lovely goodies in you win - congrats on being published and for being a tv star (ish) if you know what I mean - take care lovely xxx

cucki said...

Hello deary congratulations for you win and big well done for coming in the mag..
Happy December xxx

Stitching Noni said...

Wow, how exciting to have your lovely cupcakes in a commercial. I hope they send you a copy of the ad :)
Enjoy your time out :)

Crafty-Laura said...

Nice to see you back Lori! I hope you enjoy the little pressies in your advent calendar, you deserve it after all your hard work! Love the tree, the colours are great, and so exciting that you're in mags and your creations are on tv! Fame at last ;-) lots of love xxx

Hindustanka said...

Lucky you to receive the lovely parcel!:) Snowman is just cute!
Liking the Christmas tree :)Have a nice Sunday!

Anonymous said...

hI Lori,I was thinking of you the other day and glad all's well. How exciting with the cupcakes,hope you get a piccie :) Love Your Christmas tree and what a genourous win.happy week,xxxjulie

Nicky said...

Welcome back and congrats on the magazine!

Rhona said...

What a wonderful parcel.can't wait to see what the other surprises are! I'm so excited to see your cupcakes on the headband, keeping my fingers crossed that they send you a picture.

Steph said...

Hellooo lovely you ^_^
Phew! Thank Gawd you told everyone about the ad!! I could not keep that to myself for much longer!lol.I'll tell you again...I am sooo happy for you^_^ Your Christmas tree looks very beautiful.Have the kitties had a play with it yet?
What a sweet little snowman! How can you not be tempted to open all of those pressies!?!^_^
big hugs for you

catherine said...

MY Lori there is no stopping you now!! will need to get a copy of the mag and hope you manage a photo of the celeb to show us soon- how exciting for you!!.
Great prize to win from Laura too
x catherine

Valma said...

so great to read you here =)
you received a very great advent calendar ! such a great idea, and the first gift was lovely
I saw on FB you're becoming a star =D
So great
have a great December
big hugs

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Lori...Your tree looks so pretty and well done on another wee deserved!
See you in 2013,
Susan x

Annaboo's House said...

Hi Lori!
Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year.
What wonderful news!! Famous eh?
I'm having a quick catch up with my fav blogs as I too have been rather absent from Blogland recently!
Take care, my lovely!

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